Hydro Power on River Don

Issue date: 4 April 2011

The River Don is be used to generate electricity.

British Waterways is pursuing the initiative with the Small Hydro Company. The £1.7 million scheme will lead to renewable power generated from the hydro-electric power being sold to the National Grid with revenue reinvested into the maintenance of the British Waterways network.

The scheme will be designed to allow fish and canoes to pass on the river at Sprotbrough Falls.